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Independence Day probably doesn’t deserve to be as beloved as it is, but Resurgence is unlikely to inspire anywhere near the same devotion.

‘Independence Day’ returns with belated and unnecessary sequel ‘Resurgence’

June 24th, 2016

Independence Day probably doesn’t deserve to be as beloved as it is, but Resurgence is unlikely to inspire anywhere near the same devotion.

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  • It’s a fascinating piece of little-known Civil War lore that, for an hour or so, makes for a solid historical drama.

  • The Showtime dramedy comes from Almost Famous writer-director Cameron Crowe.

  • A worthy, progressive thesis, but subtext elevated to text makes for tedious viewing, even when it’s gorgeous as this.

  • For a few minutes, Three is as kinetic and exciting as any of director Johnnie To’s best-known work. ...

  • It's a sort of half-parody, although Franco and his collaborators have trouble balancing the humor with a level of seriousness.

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  • Nearly everything about the movie hits the right marks, but never goes beyond that.

  • The Rock ends up as the comedic highlight of the film.

  • The fest showcased another strong selection of features (five of them locally connected) and short films.

  • It’s rarely obvious or predictable, and that’s more than can be said for most shows on CBS.

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  • Watching it is a different sort of painful experience from watching a blatant hack job like Mortal Kombat or Silent Hill.

  • The worst of the comedy comes from Julianne Moore giving a rare bad performance.

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